Bare root rose - in or out of water tonight?

Hi, I've had a bare root rose in water for almost 24hours as I've kept meaning to plant it. I won't get round to it til tomorrow morning now. Should I leave it in the water or take out? Don't want to dry it out nor drown it! Thanks


  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 2,337

    ...don't worry about it, just plant it when you're ready.... I normally soak for half hour but I've known people leave them in a bucket for 2 weeks, and there are people out there who grow bare root roses in water troughs...and they bloom too... need to fret..

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,916

    I'd take it out but wrap the roots in damp newspaper or an old damp cloth to keep them from drying out. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954
    2 weeks?!! Oh please don't give me an excuse to procrastinate any further! Thanks Marlorena. I'll get it sorted tomorrow. image
  • royd63kroyd63k Posts: 63

     i left mine in a bucket for 10 days then planted them they are doing fine


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    Find a spot to heal them in until you can plant them,don't leave them in waterimage
  • Jennifer 10Jennifer 10 Posts: 112

    I've just planted a patio rose that's been in a bucket since last autumn.  image

    It still had all its packaging around it.  Got it from the poundshop.   Thought it would be dead.  Seems fine. 

  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954
    Got it in today. Hoping I'll be showing you a photo of lovely new growth in a few weeks! Thanks all
  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 875

    Plant it ASAP as they are growing strongly now.  As it's been in water for 24 hours, take it out and wrap it in a plastic bag and plant it tomorrow.

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